Google has introduced a new feature in to the beta version of its Chrome browser that will allow users to access the same open tabs on different handsets and computers in recognitions of the cross-platform way web users now access its services.
The feature will allow users to look up directions to a restaurant on their home computer and double-check it, when out and about using their Android-based smartphone, said Nicolas Zea and Patrick Dubroy of Google's software engineering team wrote on the Chrome blog.
To access the feature, users need to sign in to Chrome, and then click on the “other devices” menu on the New Tab page.
“The tab’s back and forward navigation history is also included, so you can pick up browsing right where you left off,” they added.
The other devices option will be rolled out to Chrome beta users over the coming months.
Google originally used the sign-in capabilities of Chrome to help users link bookmarks, extensions, apps, themes and browser preferences to their Google account – ensuring they could access them regardless of what computer they are on.
Google offers users the ability to encrypt this information, thereby reducing the likelihood that personal data can be stolen.
Last month, Chrome briefly overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most widely-used browser to access the internet – albeit only briefly, as the firm continues its attempt to conquer the browser market.
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